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hasn't even started yet, and it is hard to say when that is going to happen. i believe that m.t.a. has made a prude and intelligent choice in terms of procuring space. i think a 10-year term is reasonable because even under the best of scenarios, we are not going to see it in six years. after that, m.t.a. would be able to move the operation in. i have confidence that m.t.a. will release space if and when it is appropriate to release the space. fitch muni's budget wes, i don't see m.t.a. hoarding office space unnecessarily and paying unnecessary rent. it would make sense they hold it and release it as it becomes appropriate to do so. this is a very, very important project. i will be supporting it, and i hope that others will as well.
supervisor chiu: supervisor kim? supervisor kim: thank you. i also sit on the budget committee and had an opportunity to hear this item. first of all i want to say i agree with supervisor wiener. i am very excited we are moving forward with finally putting together a transportation management center. riding the underground a lot. i know how much delays actually impact people on a weekly basis. this is an important next step towards getting towards time efficiency and making sure that our trains and buses are running on time. with central subway coming, we have a great need to move this forward. i under that transbay is not going to be a reality for at least the first or six years. but to say we will never be able to put in transbay terminal is inaccurate. i hope we do it inthat conversation in the long-term. my concerns were these. it was not the center itself.
i wasn't convinced by the process -- although it could have been we found the best space possible, but i wasn't convinced that we necessarily found the best space given the price of the building we will be doing the lease in. currently we spent from there are 3,2,000 a year up to $78 ,000 a year on current real estate. this is going to had another $1.4 million annually towards what we spend on real estate. on howard street, i think that is a positive step forward. i am worried about the additional cost. i wonder if we could have negotiated a better deal. i am also curious as to why, and i brought this up as budget committee, when we looked at around 10 other sites, all of which were owned by the city, there were at least three hours
that did not score that much lower than 1455 market that were a lot cheaper that i felt like we could have put our space in. i know there was an argument that maybe those spaces weren't the most appropriate. i brought this up with the data consolidation center that we approved earlier this year. i really think we need to put city programs in city property. we have a lot of surplus property, a lot of under ute louis are liesed property that over the long-term would cost us less money and have a lower impact on the budget. if there is ale larger up front cost for the work we need to do, i think we absolutely have to invest and put things on city property in order for the long-term of our budget to be spending less for city operations. trying to be very consistent in terms of how i would like to see our centers move, i was happy that the data consultation center is looking
in the long-term to be at the airport and is waiting for. that i wanted to see that with this as well. that is why i will always not be supporting this. if i had maybe additional time, i could be convinced otherwise, but at this time item not prepared to support this. supervisor chiu: supervisor chu? supervisor chu: thank you, president chiu. i will be supporting this item. i think the main component in particular is how this project really would help to create a better environment for the business to operate. there is nothing that is more critical aside from making sure that our equipment is running than to make sure we have a central control system that works and is integrated. we are talking about the sbegrailings of the operations control, line management, parking and traffic management center. during the conversation at the committee, one of the concerns
i raised was whether we had looked at different options at city-owned properties and whether or not these were appropriate places for renovation. through and through what we had heard was a concerted effort by our real estate department to vet those locations. i felt satisfied that we had come up with the best solution possible. the other thing to note is with regards to the concern that supervisor campos had mentioned on the cons takes and the space that they have taken, that is also a concern that we did raise at the committee. that is why we did make an amendment to require the m.t.a. and the real estate department to come back to us in three months to share with us a consolidation plan and to let us know what it means operationally to consolidate the space they are in. there is no denying it is a complicated issue because there are potentially operational impacts, but general fund and non-general fund impacts.
some of the facilities in which the department is currently residing is actually city facilities, and to the extent that they are no longer paying rent and give them up, it would be an impact to us. that is why we wanted a plan in three months. i hope that folks will be able to support this merchandise. >> president chiu? supervisor chiu: for years we have all had our criticisms of the m.t.a., and i think many of us have had real issues with transportation management in san francisco. that being said, i am going to be supporting this measure today. this is a lease that is about the future of transportation management in our city. this is something that definitely needs to move forward. this is an issue we have supported with funding decisions at the transportation authority. it is a very important project for reasons that our colleagues, supervisor wiener and chu have pointed out.
that is why i will be supporting it. >> role volley. campos, no. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd aye. farrell aye. kim no. mar, know. mirkarimi no. wiener, aye. avalos, aye. we have seven eyes and four nos. supervisor chiu: this resolution is adopted item 29. >> a resolution adopting the city's five-year financial plan. supervisor chiu: any discussion? role call vote. >> campos, aye, chiu, aye. chu, aye. cohen, aye. elsbernd, aye.
farrell, aye. kim, aye. mar, aye. mirkarimi, aye. wiener, aye. avalos, aye. mr. president, we have 11 ayes. supervisor chiu: this resolution is adepositted. item 30. >> resolution determining that the public interest demand various improvements and the estimated costs of $248 million for such improvement is and too great to be paid out of the ordinary revenues, that the project is not under sequa and waiving the time limits set forth. supervisor chiu: supervisor wiener? supervisor wiener: thank you, mr. president. i am proud to be a co-sponsor of this bond, union i am strongly supporting it. this is a key part of our
capital plan, and it will play a key role in keeping the infrastructure of our city intact. i think it's important to note where we are, that we have hundreds of millions of dollars of defer maintenance on our roads. this is not a situation where we can just pay to bring our roads up to par out of our general fund. as much as we may want to do that, it is not possible given the 30 years we have neglected our road and allowed them to fall into this state of disrepair. in addition, i wanted to address to points that some who are skeptical of the bond have raised. the first is that this is not an atypical way of funding road reconstruction and resurfacing. the department of public works surveyed other cities, and it actually is a common practice
to use bonding to do that capital work. the other issue i do want to take head-on is the notion that road work such as resurfacing or road reconstruction is simply an ongoing operating expense, therefore making it inappropriate for bonding. that is not the case. in terms of filling pot holes, yes, it would be inappropriate to use bonds to pay for filling pot holes. when we are talking about reconstructing our roads or road resurfacing, which is a major capital improvement, that is capital work that does have a long life span and that is appropriate to pay for using bonding. it is no different than the capital work that we do in our parks, that we use our neighborhood parks bond to pay for. when we are talking about improving an irrigation system, replacing a lawn or doing the
types of things that we reteenly use bonds money to pay for. this is no different. this is a very good bond. it will have a lot of positive benefit for the city and i support it. supervisor chiu: roll call fothe. campos, aye, chiu, aye, chu, aye, cohen, aye, elsbernd no. farrell, no. kim, aye. mar, aye. mirkarimi, aye. wiener, aye. avalos, aye. mr. president we have nine eyes and two notices. supervisor chiu: this resolution is adopted. item 31. >> a resolution conquering with the controllers certification that services briefly approved can perform by a contractor for a lower cost.
>> roll call vote. campos, aye, chiu, aye, chu, aye. cohen, aye, elsbernd, aye. farrell, aye. kim, aye. mar, aye. mirkarimi, aye. wiener, aye. avalos, aye. mr. president we have 11 eyes. supervisor chiu: this resolution is adopted. item 32. >> ordinance amending the transportation code to establish a time limit for parking at inoperable or broken parking meter. supervisor chiu: can we take this item same call. this ordinance is passed on first edie. >> 33 is a resolution that the issuance of a liquor conference. churechure this resolution is
adopted. next item. >> item 34 is a resolution a proving the community needs assessment. supervisor chiu: supervisor kim. supervisor kim: i wanted to thank dcyf for their assessment of what is going on with youth in the city. it was good to get an assessment of the issues young people are facing. although we continue to have a drop of young people in the city, i wanted to note some of the things that had come up in the presentation. what continues to be a concern for me, and we look at the budget, and we look at our policy-making, and it is that bullying and harassment based on race and sexual orientation continues to be a big issue. one in three middle school youth have been harassed by a racial or ethnic slur, and 82% have heard others harassed.
half of which, adult staff do not stop. oppression on violence continue to be issues, and homicide continues to be the leading cause of death for individuals under 17. there were positive things that came out of this report as well, one of which is that more than 75% of sfusd families participate in quality school year programs, and most respond satisfyly to the programs. this is something that we spend a great deal of four funding on. 70% of public high school students spend time in out of school time program. one in three students participate in academic support programs. 8,000 parents use our publicly funded resource centers. i thought it was good to get feedback around our budget discussions in terms of what we prioritize and don't and the
impact on families. 92% of our parents would recommend their public school to other families. so when we talk a lot about some of the challenges that our families and young people face, it is good to note some of the good work that is happening and some of this which comes out of our budget. thank you. chiu cligse, can we take this item, same house same call. without objection this resolution is adopt. item 35. >> ordinance adopting. >> this ordinance is passed on the first edie. >> item 36 is a resolution designating the examiner and chronicle to be the official newspaper of the city. >> i am supportive of this item. i had a question about how division works to the extent that we are designating both
newspapers. what is the practice that we have followed in the past? i meant to ask this in committee. is that practice going to be followed in terms of how the two are divided? supervisor chiu: is there any committee staff representing the office of contract administration? i think our clerk has the answer. >> actually -- >> i am with the office of contract administration. supervisor, it is designated every six months. the examiner would do it for six months, and the chronicle would do it for the other six months. >> so that is the practice that would be followed here >> i would add on to that we are keeping on with the examiner for a full calendar year. supervisor chiu: supervisor kim? supervisor kim: i wanted to get claire if iation on that.
i was contacted by the examiner, and there were concerns that the chronicle would be getting it for this entire year, and the examiner would potentially get it the entire following year. the question was that if the board votes on this every june, we could technically change it back to the chronicle for the last six months. it is a technical question to ensure there is parity between the newspapers and how to ensure that. >> presently it is alternating. i think one of the concerns was because due to some legislation that has been passed, there is a reduction in what we as a city are spending on those advertising dollars. that is already in effect. so in a sense, it really doesn't matter who has the first six months or second six
months of the contract. there will be parity. supervisor kim: so it is inaccurate that each newspaper will get it for 12 continuous months? >> it can be so that it is not a burden on the departments. it is not inaccurate what they are saying. it is inaccurate that there is a lack of parity. there is parity. supervisor chiu: supervisor chu? supervisor chu: thank you, president chiu. this is an item i will be supporting. it splits the advertising between the two newspapers, the examiner and the chronicle came. the question that was raised is which months are the chronicle and examiner receiving? from my understanding, the examiner would not be getting any advertising revenue in 2011, and that is a concern for them. because this actual resolution does not designate which time period the newspapers actually
get the advertising revenue, perhaps what we can ask the clerk of the board is to make sure that we are conversing with the two newspapers and make sure however it is that we split it, it strikes the right balance between our operations and making sure we are not adversely affecting either one of those newspapers. supervisor chiu: understood. any further questions. colleagues can we take this same call? this resolution is adopted. 37? >> adopting various newspapers for out reach advertising for fiscal year 2011-2012. supervisor chiu: supervisor wiener? supervisor wiener: i also have a question about item 37. specifically, the question is how the newspapers are selected -- or what the goal is in terms of reaching the entire city. what i notice is there are a number of neighborhood nubs here, but there are others --
there are neighborhoods that are not covered by these. for example, in my own district, district eight, there is the bay area reporter, which is for the lbgt community, which is actually a city-wide newspaper. there are no non-lbgt newspapers from my district. so for non-lbgt people, for example, in my district, i'm curious what the methodology is for selecting some neighborhood newspapers but not others? >> we reached out to a number of different newspapers. there were 28. we did not receive responses from all of them. part of the reason some of the constraints that o.t.a. has in terms of our general rules is
that we also -- the requirement legally is that they are printed in the city. unfortunately, printing is not a big industry in the city any longer, and so from a practical standpoint much of the printing has gone outside of the city. so they have not recommended, because of that technical requirement, those that are not printed in the city. board and have committee have considered those outside of that. i'm not sure. we can certainly do research in terms of the particular publications that you have requested to see why they have not either responded or previously engaged in this contract. supervisor wiener: i'm not
going to vote against this, but that does raise a serious concern for me. that means if you live in a certain part of the city where the neighborhood newspaper happens to be printed outside of the city, then you don't get to benefit from the notices, whereas another neighborhood for a reason completely outside of your control as a resident, they do get to benefit from the notices. i guess i would maybe like a response -- not now, but later -- in terms of what the exact rules are and what some possible ways are to have a broader outreach. >> supervisor, i think i was a little confusing there. o.c.a. because of our constraints have not recommended them. but the committee in its wisdom has moved forward a number of different papers that were not printed in the city. so we do have the benefit of that.
supervisor wiener: all right. >> but we will absolutely look into those and others and do a much better job of reaching out over the next year. supervisor wiener: thank you. i look forward to that. >> thank you. supervisor chiu: colleagues, any further discussion? same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 38. >> resolution declaring the intention to renew the property based the fillmore jazz district to be renamed the district. supervisor mirkarimi: while there are a number of compelling reasons for expanding,, perhaps is the history of the success of the existing c.b.d. through its marketing programs, it has proven to be supplemental services and successful in enhancing the experience of the area as a
whole in the cleanliness and safety of the area. we established the c.b.d. nearly five years ago. we put it on a very short leash. it was the only c.b.d. in the city to have less than a 10-year term. most c.b.d.'s have a 10-year or more term, but we put this because it was riding right on the cusp of the termination of the redevelopment era, which expired in 2009. needless to say, the members of the c.b.d., merchants, residents and property owners, had what i thought was a challenging time the first 2 1/2 years of the existence of this c.b.d., just having to inherit much of what urban renewal and redevelopment had impacted in the area. but in the last two years, they have come together quite nicely. now we are putting forward its renewal, not on a five-year track, but on a seven-year
track. in order to support the growth of the c.b.d., before you i have circulated a number of amendments. this is probably substantive. i believe it is. it is pretty straight forward language, but the point of the amendments modify the governance of the c.c.b.d. among the property owners and business members of the community. i would ask a motion for approval of the amendments. supervisor chiu: i think our city attorney does not have copies of those amendment. do you want a copy before we pro? supervisor mirkarimi, the deputy city attorney what like to take a look at them to advise us on whether we need to consider them substantive or not. colleagues, supervisor mirkarimi has made a motion to
amenity. a second? second by supervisor campos. can we take it without objection? supervisor mirkarimi: ips denially, we were informed they were substantive. supervisor chiu: motion passes. to our deputy city attorney, they are substantive? supervisor mirkarimi: they are not. american misinformed them. supervisor chiu: with that, colleagues, can we take same house, same call on the resolution as amended? without objection. the resolution as amended is adopt the. mirkarimi mirbling thank you. supervisor chiu: item 39? >> resolution approving a second amendment for the m.o. urment with the cities of oakland and san jose and the counties of alameda and santa claraa for the distribution of federal and urban area funds. supervisor chiu: same call. this resolution is adopted.
item 40. >> ordinance amending the c578 pain and contact code to prohibit loans from restrictsed sources and modify the reporting requirements for elected efficiency. supervisor chiu: supervisor cohen. supervisor cohen: thank you, mr. president. colleagues, this is clean-up legislation that the ethics commission has brought to us which clarifies two aspects of the campaign and government conduct code. it would add a prohibition on public employees and officers receiving loans from restricted sources. second, the legislation would bring our local code into greater conformity with changes in the state law that place reporting requirements on gifts of travel received from individuals. that's it from me. supervisor chiu: any additional discussion? take this item same call? passed on first reading.
>> 41 is an ordinance to stab an advisory committee for the market straight area. supervisor chiu: supervisor kim. supervisor kim: thank you, president chiu. this is trailing ledge -- legislation we are following up to an order nabs passed in april. in the process of having spirited discussions around what it means to revitalize mid market and the tenderloin, we worked a lot with constituents and residents that had concern about the tax exclusion. working with them we wrote this legislation to establish a citizen advisory committee for the mid market tenderloin tax exclusionary. this committee will have representation from the senior commue, neighborhood residents, affordable housing community, community based organizations, small business community and people who have experience in job creation. it will be an 11-member body, all appointed by the board of
supervisors. we took into account feedback we got at rule committee meetings from supervisor farrell and elsbernd. this committee will help us to shape policies around this area that promote job growth without displacing residents. and also we will be working with the city administrators to craft community benefits agreements with those companies that move in and have a payroll tax of over $1 million. i want to thank my office staff who worked diligently on this legislation with residents and communicate leaders to ensure that their voice was heard. i want to thank our city attorney's office and stephanie, who worked quickly to put this together for us so that we could have this trailing legislation. i want to thank my co-sponsor, president chiu, for supporting us through this process both witt the tax exclusion and this cac. supervisor chiu: can w